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Gearl Dean Fender, age 77, of Athens, Texas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Throughout her life, she loved to craft and sew.

She was born August 30, 1940, in Nocona, Texas to Clyde and Fay Farris. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Eddie Fender; and a son, Ricky Lee Fender.

Gearl Dean is survived by her children, Lavon and Mitch Burton, Eddie Fender, Sharron and Keith Florence, and Lonnie and Kathy Fender. She is also survived by grandchildren, Danny and Donna Honea, Fay Arnold, Mitch Burton Jr., Chad and Jennifer Honea, Justin and Julie Florence, Jennifer and Jason Chaffins, Mandy and Josh Brittain, Lee Fender, Angel and Matt Woodard, Samantha and Brian Smith, Jessie and Jacob Bowman; 18 great grands; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Gearl Dean Fender will be held at 2pm Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Virginia Hill Baptist Church, 8944 County Road 4613, Athens, Texas 75752.

View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on January 4, 2018
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